Saxenda Weight Loss Injections
Used to help patients lose weight, Saxenda (liraglutide) injection 3 mg is an injectable prescription drug used for adults with excess weight who also have weight-related medical problems or obesity, as well as children aged 12 to 17 years with a body weight above 132 pounds (60 kg) and obesity. Saxenda should be used along with a lower-calorie diet and more exercise.
Benefits of Saxenda
Saxenda (liraglutide) injections have several benefits:
- FDA-approved for weight loss
- Slows down digestion, making you feel full for longer
- Reduces Leptin Resistance
- Reduces Insulin Resistance
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Frequently Asked Questions
How does Saxenda work?
Saxenda mimics a hormone found in your intestine known as GLP-1. This hormone tells your brain that you are full and prevents overeating. Saxenda also helps reduce hyperglucagonemia (lower glucagon levels) which promotes normal glucose metabolism in the body and in the liver–making it easier for you to burn fat.
How long will I be on Saxenda?
Treatment plans for chronic conditions like obesity are long-term. According to your weight-management objectives, we will develop a tailored treatment plan for you.
What are the Side Effects?
Nausea is the most common side effect when first starting Saxenda, but decreases over time. It is important that you take your recommended dose, and stick to a healthy diet regimen to avoid side effectss.